Tuesday 26 September 2017

Trump's words and actions have sparked rise in Islamophobia

Unfortunately for many Muslim Americans, groundless suspicions of their religion or their loyalty to the United States became a familiar theme after 9/11 (Stock picture)
Unfortunately for many Muslim Americans, groundless suspicions of their religion or their loyalty to the United States became a familiar theme after 9/11 (Stock picture)

The late New York Governor Mario Cuomo reflected on politics: 'You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.' Fellow New Yorker Donald Trump campaigned in vulgarity and governs in ignorance.

Trump certainly doesn't run the risk of being accused of not keeping his promises. The statements he made during the US presidential election made it the most divisive campaign in history.

However, nobody really thought he would follow through, especially with the more extreme assaults on Mexicans and Muslims.

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